When it comes to love languages, the theory goes that we all have one of five. Those five love languages are: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. According to Dr. Gary Chapman, the man behind the love language theory, it's with these love languages that we express or interpret love. And, if you subscribe to this idea, each one of us leans more to one love language than another, even if we have aspects of all five.
For those whose love language is acts of service, they show their love and understand that they're loved through actions. For them, actions literally speak far louder than words when it comes to love.
"We usually desire love in either the way we received it growing up or in the way we didn't receive it but always desired it growing up. Acts of kindness is a great example of this," licensed psychologist and couples retreat leader in GA, Dr. Wyatt Fisher, tells Bustle. "For some of us, our caregivers growing up expressed love to us through thoughtful gestures. Now, as adults, thoughtful gestures is what we desire from our partner to feel loved and cared for. By definition, acts of kindness is anything your partner does for you that makes you feel appreciated, thought of, respected, or considered."
If your partner's love language happens to be acts of service, or acts of kindness, as Dr. Wyatt calls it, here are nine ideas to keep them knowing they're loved.